The C Word

Sunday, 12 December, 2021

Cancer is an (Ultra) Marathon: Julia Becker Collins and Thyroid Cancer

Ultramarathon runner, COO, and cancer lady Julia Becker Collins joins The C Word to share her experience of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the start of the pandemic in 2020. As Covid caused the State of Massachusetts to shut down, Julia was waiting for a biopsy to be booked. After navigating an overloaded health system during cancer treatment she struggled to figure out how to rebuild her life. She and Helen talk about what happens when you're life changes overnight, how to cope when you don't have a thyroid, why it's important to find your people, and more!

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